Hiking 1:13:38  1.55 mi (47:31 / mi) +237m 32:14 / mi
hike with Lori and guide Luis on Cotopaxi from parking lot at 4622m (reached by very rough track/road from S park entrance) up to Refugio de Cotopaxi on the snow line - where glaciers stop . Impressive ice seracs and glaciers plus some steam coming off the top of the active volcano. Took the nice steady zigzag path up (about 55 mins) and had hot chocolate in the refuge . Bombed down the scree run in 13 minutes back to the car where we changed to mtn bikes. Very nice views of the volcano (clouds on N side cleared then closed in about 30 mins after we got on the bikes)
Mtn Biking 1:22:03  8.82 mi (9:18 / mi)
mountain bike down from 4622 m on Cotopaxi on gravel road and tracks with Lori to the N entrance of the park at 3700m . Descent of ~ 900m in 8 miles
1st 300m of ascent were steep and gravelly with some very rough parts . Fun trip saw wild horses and llamas later on.